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Anne Frank House

For more than two years, Anne Frank and her family hid in the Secret Annex of the building at Prinsengracht 263, where Anne's father, Otto Frank, had his business. The Van Pels family and Fritz Pfeffer also had their hiding place here.

In hiding

The entrance to the Secret Annex was hidden behind a revolving cupboard that was specially made for this purpose. The office staff helped the people in hiding with food and brought 'news from outside'. On August 4, 1944, the hiding place was betrayed and the people in hiding were deported to various concentration camps. Only Otto Frank survived the war.

Experience the time of Anne Frank

The rooms in the Anne Frank House , although no longer containing any furniture, still exude the atmosphere of the period in hiding. Quotes from the diary, photos, film footage and original objects of the people in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place here. Anne Frank's checkered diary and other original writings can be seen here.

Not suitable for disabled people

The front and back of the house are both poorly accessible for the disabled. The 'Dutch bone breaking stairs', as Anne Frank described it in her diary , and the layout of the building are the cause of this.

Online tickets

The Anne Frank House is only accessible with an online ticket with a time slot. Tickets are released two months in advance and on the day via . The demand for online tickets exceeds the supply, especially during holiday periods and weekends. We therefore recommend that you plan your visit to the Anne Frank House and reserve an online ticket in advance.

Opening hours

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